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It's Great to be a CHCA Eagle!



It's Great to be a CHCA Eagle!


It's Great to be a CHCA Eagle!

Athletic Trainer/Team Physicians

We are pleased to partner with Beacon as the sole provider of sports medicine services for CHCA MSL High School.  Athletic Trainers Certified (ATC) are highly educated health care professionals skilled in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. Specifically they specialize in five practice areas or domains:

                    1. Prevention of athletic injuries

                    2. Recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries

                    3. Rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries

                    4. Health care administration

                    5. Professional Development

The ATC is an integral member of the health care team who works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Each Athletic Trainer Certified has fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, Inc. and must also be licensed by the state through the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board.  

Athletic Trainer Certified Joe Lucas is available in his high school office (inside the HS Gym) with hours Monday-Friday, between 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  To make an appointment with Joe, email

Joe Lucas, MEd, ATC
Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Athletic Trainer Certified

Joe has been the Head Athletic Trainer at CHCA since 2004. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion & Education with emphasis in  Athletic Training from the University of Cincinnati in 1998.  He spent one year as an intern with the Cincinnati Bengals, then completed his graduate assistantship with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Auburn University in 2001. In addition to his high school responsibilities, he works with Dr.  Peter Cha during his clinic hours.  He assists in casting, home exercise instruction and post-operative care. In his free time he likes to complete home improvement projects, watching UC, Auburn and Bengal football. He lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife and son, Sacha and Andrew, and with their pug named Fez.

Peter S. Cha, M.D.
Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
CHCA Team Physician 

Peter Cha, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon and President of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.  
Dr. Cha currently serves as the team physician of the Cincinnati Wolfhounds rugby team, medical
director to numerous area high schools, as well as an orthopaedic consult for Xavier University athletics.

Dr. Peter Cha received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
He then went on to earn his medical degree and complete his residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

He completed his orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Cha acted as the assistant team physician for the University of Pittsburgh Division 1 athletic teams, and had the opportunity to work with the medical staff to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.

His interests include sports related injuries and pathology of the shoulder, knee, hip elbow, foot, and ankle. Dr. Peter Cha specializes in sports medicine including trauma, reconstructive procedures, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and arthroscopy.

Alberto Maldonado, M.D.
Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
CHCA Team Physician 

Dr. Alberto Maldonado is a welcomed addition to the team of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation experts at Beacon Orthopaedics.  He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and studied medicine at the world renowned Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, obtaining his medical degree through the Fifth Pathway Program at New York Medical College.  
Dr. Maldonado completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.  He is also Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine via Wright State University’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as of June 2017.

Dr. Maldonado had been gaining experience in the Tri-State area over the last two years by covering high school sporting events at the State Tournament level such as basketball, wrestling, triathlon, track and field, and football as well as athletics at Wright State University.  He has also been working with Dr. Angel Velazquez and Dr. Timothy Kremchek by assisting with sports medicine care of the Dayton Dragons and Cincinnati Reds players in 2016 and 2017.

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Maldonado’s interests include archaeology and history.  He enjoys playing and watching sports, camping, and spending time with his family. He is fluent in both written and spoken Spanish and English, making him an excellent resource for our Spanish speaking patients.  You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Maldonado at our Summit Wood location in Sharonville, OH.
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